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Obituaries for the week of May 31, 2012

Maureen St. George

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday (May 29) from Immaculate Conception Church for Maureen K. (Kelly) St. George of Eden, who died on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony J. St. George Jr.; children; John (Cathy) and James (Jean) and Carolyn (Steven Bender) St. George; sister, Betty (James Schmitt) Kelly; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Anthony St. George III; and brother, John (Barbara) Kelly.

Mrs. St. George was a devoted mother, grandmother, nurse and business owner.

She dedicated her life to caring for residents and their families with her husband at St. George Nursing Home in Eden.

She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Eden.

Arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.

Joseph Kulczyk

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday (May 30) from St. Mary of the Lake Church for Joseph J. Kulczyk of Hamburg, who died on Friday, May 25, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta C. (Becker) Kulczyk; children, James (Kimberly) and Daniel (Renee) Kulczyk; grandchildren, David, Martin, Alexander and Samantha; and siblings-in-law, Michael (Joyce) and Frederick (Linda) Becker and Susan (late David) Orlowski.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Popiolek) Kulczyk.

Mr. Kulczyk was a member of USW of A Local No. 2604 and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation of WNY.

Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Frank J. Mathews Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday (April 25) from Our Lady of Bistrica Church for Frank J. Mathews Sr., 89, of Lake View, who died on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

He is survived by his friend and former wife, Beverley (Radeff) Mathews; children, Frank Jr. (Penny), Richard (Susan) and Karen Mathews; sister, Stephanie (late James) Bell; grandchildren, Christopher (Lori), Brian, Wes, Brittany and Alexandra; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, James and Anna (Babic) Matuzic; and siblings, Philip (late Eleanor) Matuzic and Helen (George) Kozub.

Mr. Mathews was a 1940 graduate of Lackawanna High School.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University at Buffalo and began work at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories.

In 1952, he joined George E. Shank Inc. as project engineer, where he also served as sales manager and sales engineer for York Niagara Corp. He also served part time as Lackawanna Planning Commission engineer in 1955 and returned as Lackawanna city engineer in 1961.

Mr. Mathews also started his own mechanical contracting and consulting engineering firm. It soon became a leading plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor, working on many large-scale church, school and commercial projects, including the conversion of the Statler building from hotel operations into office space.

He maintained a Buffalo office in a building he owned for more than 60 years, managing it until his death.

He was a member of the Parish Council, Holy Name Society and Building Committee at Our Lady of Bistrica Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a patron and plumbing contractor for SS. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church in Blasdell.

A member of the Greater Buffalo Building Owners & Managers Association for more than 35 years, he also was a member of the Western New York Plumbing Contractors Association, the University Club, the UB Alumni Association and Brierwood Country Club. He also was a lifelong member of the Erie County Democratic Party.

He enjoyed traveling. He and his former wife, Beverly, headed the International Institute’s 26th Annual Folk Ball in 1970 and the Barnabite Fathers Charity Ball in 1973.

Donations may be made to Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Arrangements were made through Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc.

Angela Giglio

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m. from Blessed John Paul II Parish for Angela F. (Grasso) Giglio of Lake View, who died on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Nicholas (Anne), Jerome (Frances), Joseph (Ann) and Anthony Giglio; brother, Salvatore (Mary) Grasso; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Giglio; and five siblings.

Memorials may be made to Blessed John Paul II Parish or Hospice Buffalo.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Pauline Malysza

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday (May 26) from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church for Pauline F. Malysza of Blasdell, who died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Brian) Liska and Thomas (Melissa) Kawa Jr.; siblings, Marie (Leonard) Dziedzina and Kathleen and Michael (Linda) Malysza; grandchildren, Stefanie, Kelliann, Brayden, Sasha, Alexander and Chloe; additional family members and many dear friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Christine (Michalczak) Malysza.

Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Melvin W. Schmidt Jr.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday (May 29) from Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home for Melvin W. Schmidt Jr. of Hamburg, who died on Friday, May 25, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Lynn) Schmidt; children, Melvin III (Adela), Paul (Lisa Lewis), Michael (Keri) and Amy Schmidt; 12 grandchildren and brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.

Shawn and Ella Hultgren

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Shawn Paul and Ella Christine Hultgren, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

They are survived by their parents, Patrick T. and Carrianne E. (Brostko) Hultgren; siblings, Amber and Alex; grandparents, Paul and Christine Brostko, Jeanette Geckler and Patrick and Sheila Hultgren; great-grandparents, Dolly and Emil Brostko; and aunts and uncles, Paul (Elizabeth), Steven (Kim) and Lucas Brostko, Cassie (Steve) Ott and Matthew Hultgren.

Memorials may be made to “Footprints on the Heart,” payable to Sisters Hospital Foundation, 2130 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.

Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.
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